Elvis Presley
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1935-01-08
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Biography (Wikipedia)

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

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Elvis Presley Performances & Interviews


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Mystery Train
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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A Little Less Conversation
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A Little Less Conversation
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Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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When It Rains It Really Pours
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When It Rains It Really Pours
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Money Honey
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Money Honey
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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Crying In The Chapel
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Crying In The Chapel
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Suspicion
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Suspicion
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It's Now Or Never
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It's Now Or Never
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The Wonder Of You
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The Wonder Of You
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Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
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Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
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Treat Me Nice
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Treat Me Nice
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Wooden Heart
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Wooden Heart
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In The Ghetto
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In The Ghetto
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Viva Las Vegas
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Viva Las Vegas
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Good Luck Charm
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Good Luck Charm
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Return To Sender
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Return To Sender
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Moody Blue
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Moody Blue
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She's Not You
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She's Not You
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Teddy Bear
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Teddy Bear
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Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing Version)
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Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing Version)
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Viva Las Vegas
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Viva Las Vegas
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Surrender
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Surrender
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Don't Be Cruel
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Don't Be Cruel
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You Gave Me A Mountain
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You Gave Me A Mountain
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My Boy
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My Boy
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Susan When she tried
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Susan When she tried
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Devil In Disguise
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Devil In Disguise
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(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
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(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
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Little Sister
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Little Sister
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